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December 07, 2012
MOON DAILY
New company aims to send humans back to the moon
Washington (AFP) Dec 6, 2012
Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there. Spaceflight, long the province of national governments, has moved toward increased commercialization in recent years, with private companies for the first time successfully launching rockets into orbit. The US space agency, in the hopes of keeping costs down, even retired its space shuttles in 2011. NASA has instead pa ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals
NASA suffers from a "mismatch" between its goals and the budget it has been given to achieve them, according to a panel that said the US space agency may need a complete overhaul. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Six degrees of inclination
Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA's bedrest study are enduri ... more
GPS NEWS

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia's global positioning system. "This system has the capability to p ... more
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SPACE SCOPES

Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe
A group of astronomers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the U.S. Mainland, Canada, and Europe recently used the twin telescopes of the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, to conduct ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Crowdsourcing the cosmos: Astronomers welcome all to identify star clusters in Andromeda galaxy
Astronomers are inviting the public to search Hubble Space Telescope images of the Andromeda galaxy to help identify star clusters and increase understanding of how galaxies evolve. The new Andromed ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Herschel and Keck take census of the invisible Universe
By combining the observing powers of ESA's Herschel space observatory and the ground-based Keck telescopes, astronomers have characterised hundreds of previously unseen starburst galaxies, revealing ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

GPS NEWS

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF
A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF
The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded SpaceX two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions: DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image
Data from the Raytheon Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite has been used to create a series of nighttime images of the Earth that NASA is calling "an order of magnitude more detailed" than prev ... more
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IRON AND ICE

Heliophysics Nugget: Sungrazing Comets as Solar Probes
To observe how winds move high in Earth's atmosphere, scientists sometimes release clouds of barium as tracers to track how the material corkscrews, blows around, and changes composition in response ... more
SPACE SCOPES

SOFIA Upgrades: Integrating Telescope Onboard Command and Control Systems
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft has recently received major upgrades to its observatory and avionics systems that will significantly improve the systems' eff ... more
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North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

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Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

MOON DAILY

NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map
Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body. The new map, created by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mis ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

When the first stars blinked on
As far back in time as astronomers have been able to see, the universe has had some trace of heavy elements, such as carbon and oxygen. These elements, originally churned from the explosion of massi ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system
Astronomers have found the youngest still-forming solar system yet seen, an infant star surrounded by a swirling disk of dust and gas more than 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus ... more
EXO WORLDS
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NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon


EXO WORLDS
NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

Orbiter Spies Where Rover's Cruise Stage Hit Mars

NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples


EXO WORLDS
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NASA Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space


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Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

New galaxy census highlights importance of starbursts
Astronomers have used ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to identify thousands of previously undetected starburst galaxies - among the most prolific stellar factories in the Universe. Follow-up observ ... more
SATURN DAILY

Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought
Scientists have long suspected that a vast ocean of liquid water lies under the crusty exterior of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New analysis suggests that the internally generated heat that keeps t ... more
GPS NEWS

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
Europe's third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and are i ... more
MARSDAILY

Safe Driving on Mars
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    TECH SPACE

    SES And ESA To Collaborate On Electra To Develop First All-Electric Small/Medium Sized Satellite Platform In Europe

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    TECH SPACE

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    Altimeter Built at Goddard Helped Identify Ice on Mercury

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    Countdown begins to the next generation of satellites

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    Space: Europe's 'Vomit Comet' sets commercial flights

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